Newcastle United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at St James' Park yesterday.
Benitez was only given a limited budget in the summer transfer window, but that has not stopped the Spaniard putting together a competitive squad.
Newcastle have looked impressively resilient in all of their opening fixtures, with Benitez’s side defending from the front.
The Magpies play with passion and organisation, and their form has been highly credible so far.
Newcastle have won four of their last seven Premier League outings, after beating Crystal Palace 1-0 yesterday.
Benitez’s side are now sat in sixth place in the top flight standings, and have already put a considerable distance between themselves and the relegation zone.
Newcastle are playing well above expectations, and Collymore had nothing but praise for the way Benitez was setting out his side.
Super job done by Rafa. Defensively always gives his teams a chance to compete. And in this league that means always a chance for points.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) October 21, 2017